Not that you asked me, but when the dance scene started, I thought I had found my favorite moment in the whole series. But I didn’t think it was a romance at all (while it was going on). I thought for thirty seconds I was seeing one of the greatest Platonic love moments in film history.
But then, instead of doing the sensible thing and fading out of that scene with the music playing, they contrived that awkward moment at the end to make it look like an aborted romance instead of the lovely brother/sister dance in the middle of all that darkness/ anxiety. I’ll watch it again on DVD and see if the awkwardness washes away, but for now it was like having the rug jerked out from under me.
I thought the dance scene did portray the brother/ sister relationship between Hermione and Harry. I also thought it left an awkward feeling at the end but felt it was intentional with purpose. To me it felt like Harry was doing everything he could to cheer and comfort his friend but in the end he realized nothing but Won Won could fill the void. Great movie. I did close my eyes during the snake scenes.
On one hand I liked the dance scene and got all of the brother/sister platonic love stuff. And thought it completely worked but… I think I brought all my context from reading the books to that scene to clarify the murkiness. And I think it’s even more murky given it coming 15 minutes before Ron faces off with the Horcrux and Voldemort using Ron’s jealously as a weapon against him.
That said, I’m really picking nits here as I absolutely loved the hell out of the movie.
More movie stuff. Rented Kick Ass this weekend. Loved it even more than I anticipated. So smart and non-formulaic (in many ways) and fun and satisfying. Could not have enjoyed it more.
Haha…at first I thought you were saying Hisssss and forgot the extra ‘s’. Steve, I see your point. I guess I’m not capable of watching a movie without thinking of the book it portrays. I’m all inclusive when it comes to knowledge I’ve absorbed. Anywho, anybody get any good Black Friday deals?
Stumbled onto this five year old article on greatest rotations. 90’s Braves make the top 5 twice, including #1 from their 1998 staff: just look at those sick numbers from FIVE pitchers. Unreal. All five starters in the top 10 in wins. That is ridiculous.
Curt, there’s no such thing as a collapse in which you lose 4 games out of 6. That’s just baseball. Add to that, before losing a tight Padres series, hey swept the Cubs, so their post season record that year was 5-4. Even a 106 win team goes through 5-4 stretches a dozen times a year, not to mention a few worse ones.